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Richard L Leimbach, Shane R Adams, Mark D Overmyer, Brett E Swensgard, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin L Houser: Power management through segmented circuit. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 15, 2017: US09730695 (4 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides a surgical instrument control circuit. The control circuit includes a primary processor, a safety processor, and a segmented circuit. The segmented circuit includes a plurality of circuit segments in signal communication with the primary processor. The plurality of ci ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Joshua R Uth, Richard L Leimbach, John L Stammen, Samuel P Tidwell, Frederick E Shelton IV: Movable member for use with a tissue thickness compensator. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 13, 2016: US09517063 (4 worldwide citation)

A cutting blade for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument is disclosed therein. The cutting blade can include one or more features to direct or displace substances released from within the tissue thickness compensators used with the surgical instrument. The cutting blade may include a textured ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Richard F Schwemberger, Brett E Swensgard: Surgical instrument having a power control circuit. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 27, 2017: US09687236 (4 worldwide citation)

A powered surgical instrument for cutting and fastening tissue comprises an end effector having first and second jaw members that move relatively between open and closed positions. A control circuit comprises a relay, a firing switch having first and second firing switch positions, and a clamp devic ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Thomas A McCardle, Danny L Bolender, Steve Dickinson, Joseph R Knueven, Robert L Lance Jr, Dan Stolz, Michael V Petrocelli, Teresa Petrocelli legal representative: Fastener driving tool using a gas spring. Senco Brands, Frederick H Gribbell, September 18, 2012: US08267297 (4 worldwide citation)

A portable linear fastener driving tool is provided that drive staples, nails, or other linearly driven fasteners. The tool uses a gas spring principle, in which a cylinder filled with compressed gas is used to quickly force a piston through a driving stroke movement, while a driver also drives a fa ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Thomas A McCardle, Danny L Bolender, Steve Dickinson, Joseph R Knueven, Robert L Lance Jr, Dan Stoltz, Michael V Petrocelli: Fastener driving tool using a gas spring. Senco Brands, Frederick H Gribbell, December 10, 2013: US08602282 (4 worldwide citation)

A portable linear fastener driving tool is provided that drive staples, nails, or other linearly driven fasteners. The tool uses a gas spring principle, in which a cylinder filled with compressed gas is used to quickly force a piston through a driving stroke movement, while a driver also drives a fa ...


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Richard L Leimbach: Cordless fastener driving tool. Senco Products, Jerrold J Litzinger, April 10, 2007: US07201303 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention teaches a unique drive mechanism for use in a hand held fastener driving tool. The driving mechanism comprises a pair of opposing cams coaxially positioned upon a common shaft. One of the cams is motor driven and rotatable about the common shaft but not axially translatable whi ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Shane Adams, Thomas W Clark, Michael V Petrocelli: Method for controlling a fastener driving tool using a gas spring. Senco Brands, Frederick H Gribbell, March 5, 2013: US08387718 (1 worldwide citation)

A portable linear fastener driving tool is provided that drive staples, nails, or other linearly driven fasteners. The tool uses a gas spring principle, in which a cylinder filled with compressed gas is used to quickly force a piston through a driving stroke movement, while a driver also drives a fa ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Shane Adams, Thomas W Clark, Michael V Petrocelli, Teresa Petrocelli legal representative: Method for controlling a fastener driving tool using a gas spring. Senco Brands, Frederick H Gribbell, July 31, 2012: US08230941 (1 worldwide citation)

A portable linear fastener driving tool is provided that drive staples, nails, or other linearly driven fasteners. The tool uses a gas spring principle, in which a cylinder filled with compressed gas is used to quickly force a piston through a driving stroke movement, while a driver also drives a fa ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Shane Adams, Thomas W Clark, Michael V Petrocelli, Teresa A Petrocelli legal representative: Method for controlling a fastener driving tool using a gas spring. Senco Brands, Frederick H Gribbell, October 16, 2012: US08286722 (1 worldwide citation)

A portable linear fastener driving tool is provided that drive staples, nails, or other linearly driven fasteners. The tool uses a gas spring principle, in which a cylinder filled with compressed gas is used to quickly force a piston through a driving stroke movement, while a driver also drives a fa ...


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Wendy A Kerr, Richard F Schwemberger, Richard L Leimbach, Brett E Swensgard, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, David C Yates, Daniel J Abbott: Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries. Ethicon, August 7, 2018: US10039529

A surgical system is disclosed. The surgical system comprises a surgical device comprising a battery dock. The surgical system further comprises a battery unit comprising at least one battery cell and a battery drain. In a first state, the battery drain is not electrically coupled to the at least on ...